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23-05-19

Lives in danger due to faulty smoke alarms sold online

The National Fire Chiefs Council has been made aware of faulty smoke alarms being sold on popular marketplaces online. Tests carried out by Which? found that four smoke alarms sold to the public online failed all eight of their tests.  Th…

23-05-19

Sprinklers reduce fire fatalities, injuries and damage to buildings significantly

Latest national research reveals that fire fatalities, injuries and damage to buildings is significantly reduced when sprinkler systems are fitted, according to the National Fire Chiefs Council.   This research  which was c…

18-05-19

NFCC calls for change to sprinkler regulations during campaign week

This year the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) national sprinkler campaign will run from Sunday 19th May to Friday 24th May and is calling on the government to make changes to legislation to keep people safer in their homes. Researc…

10-05-19

Cladding funding a ‘step in the right direction’

The National Fire Chiefs Council has welcomed the government’s announcement it will fund the removal and replacement of dangerous cladding – stating it is a step in the right direction. The £200 million government funding wil…

09-05-19

NFCC responds to latest Home Office fire statistics

Latest figures released by the Home Office show that there has been a 2 per cent increase in the total number of incidents attended by fire and rescue services in England – and a 5 per cent increase in the number of fires attended. The f…

03-05-19

NFCC Chair will pay tribute to firefighters at the Annual Service of Remembrance

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council Roy Wilsher will join firefighters from across the country at the Annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday May 5th in London, where he will lay a wreath and take the salute. This is to pay tribute and re…

22-04-19

NFCC's national response to wildfires continues

A spate of wildfires during the past few days and weeks – with a number of high profile incidents over the Easter weekend - have devastated habitats. This is a stark reminder of how quickly these type of fires can take hold, putting additiona…

08-04-19

'Make Yourself Heard' campaign fully supported by NFCC

The new campaign ‘Make Yourself Heard’ which alerts the police to a caller being in imminent danger,  has been fully supported by the National Fire Chiefs Council.  ‘Silent Solution’ allows 999 callers to let …

21-03-19

Two in three 999 staff say their employer encourages them to talk about mental health

Research from Mind reveals that emergency services staff and volunteers are over twice as likely to say that their service encouraged them to talk about their mental health, compared to four years ago. The survey, conducted to coincide with th…

15-03-19

New campaign warns ‘it only takes one accident’ to start a fire

A new eye-catching campaign highlighting the everyday accidents that can cause fire in the home has been launched by the Home Office today. Overloading electrical sockets, leaving a frying pan on the hob unattended and putting an electrical he…